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ABC
Jan 11, 2013 5:30pm PST
in las vegas, alexis wineman, miss montana, beaming like the others as they compete for the crown. but hers is a journey unlike any other. the little girl with the big smile but hiding underneath it, a giant hurdle. >> we knew for a long time there was something wrong, we just didn't know what it was. >> reporter: the little girl unable to relate to other children at school. the unexplained tantrums. the hours spent alone. she had autism but her parents and teachers didn't know it. one teacher saying, i don't get paid enough to handle this. no one talked about it in her small montana town. she wasn't diagnosed until she was 11 and no one thought she would ever make it here. at 18, alexis defied the odds. the first contestant with autism to compete in miss america. so you've had a little practice? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: and for the talent portion she plans a stand-up act. this is where you have to be funny up there. >> yes. i'm always funny up there. >> reporter: the same little girl who will tell you she never got the jokes. how did you know you were funny? >> i use it to deal w
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 12:35am PST
, 30-year-old alexis wright, was actually a front for a prostitution ring used by more than 150 men, some of them prominent members of this tight knit community. >> i thought she was a little, i don't know, not risque, but a little flirtatious at times with a couple of the male participants of the class, but, i mean, it's zumba. you are many there to have fun. >> reporter: it unralphed this fall when police raided the dance studio and a nearby office. confiscating detailed records, hours of videotape, and what's now known as the list, names of alleged clients police are making public. today the man accused of bank rolling the studio, charged with 59 counts of promoting prostitution and invasion of privacy, is telling his side of the story for the first time days before his upcoming trial. >> we had a friendship. we talked often. i may see her once a month. >> reporter: married for more than 30 years and a father of two, local insurance agent mark strong sr. admits he co-signed the lease and gave wright a loan for her zumba studio, and he says they had a sexual relationship. >> never
ABC
Jan 19, 2013 4:00am PST
in this small town in maine. he bankrolled the studio so alexis wright could teach workout classes. >> we had a friendship. we talked often. i may see her once a month. >> reporter: the scandal unraveled this past fall, when kennebunk police raided the office, confiscating detailed records, hours of videotape, and what's now known as the list. more than 100 names of clients who allegedly paid wright for sex. police are making those names public. >> i thought she was a little -- not risque. but flirtatious at times. >> reporter: a father of two, strong also admits, he had a sexual relationship with wright. >> never became romantic. >> reporter: it was just physical? >> it was strictly physical. >> i have no comment. >> reporter: wright has been charged with more than 100 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, and tax evasion. the indictment also alleges that wright secretly recorded over 100 hours of video with her clients, something strong denies knowing about. he denies any wrongdoing. but he says, he will spend the rest of his life apologizing to his wife. >> i'm sorry for any dishon
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 5:30pm PST
in las vegas, to meet alexis wineman, miss montana, with all of the others as they compete for the crown. but her journey unlike any other, her family telling us the stories of the little girl unable to relate to the little girls at school, the hours spent alone, she had autism but they didn't know it. the teacher who once said i don't get paid enough to handle this. but 11 years old, finally answer. a diagnosis. no one thought she would make it here. i'm david. good to meet you. at 18, alexis has defied the odds. the first contestant with autism to compete in miss america. she came with a message for other children with special needs. what do you say to other young people who feel alone? >> i wish they would embrace themselves for who they are. >> reporter: and when she didn't have any friends growing up, i heard you had one best friend? >> oh, yes. in the fourth grade, i had a giant winnie the pooh doll. >> reporter: winnie the pooh, still loyal today. there are so many young women here who have defied the odds from small-town america. from ohio, miss fallen timbers. miss wyoming finan
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 5:00am PST
history. miss montana, alexis, is the first miss america contestant diagnosed with autism. she said she used to spend hours alone in her room refuse to go talk to anyone. even though she was considered highly functioning, she was ridiculed because of a speech impediment and intense shyness. >> growing up, i was a loner, i barely hung out with anyone. i would stay in my room for hours just not wanting to talk to anyone. the girl you are seeing now is not the same girl you would have saw ten years ago. i have overcome so many of my symptoms. >> alexis credits her family with helping her become comfortable with herself. she said that enabled her to get out and try new things. >>> another contestant has made a difficult decision, miss district of columbia, alex rose, plans to undergo a double mastectomy after the competition whether she wins or loses. she's taking action to prevent breast kansas which are claimed the lives of her mother, grandmother, ain't and great-aunt. her mom was diagnosed in 2007. the competition is tonight at 9:00 right here on abc7. >>> well, tomorrow expect some bar
ABC
Jan 12, 2013 6:00am PST
history. miss montana, alexis wineman, is the first miss america contestant diagnosed with autism. she said she used to spend hours alone in her room refuse to go talk to anyone. even though she was considered highly functioning, she was ridiculed because of a speech impediment and intense shyness. >> growing up, i was a loner, i barely hung out with anyone. i would stay in my room for hours just not wanting to talk to anyone. the girl you are seeing now is not the same girl you would have saw ten years ago. i have overcome so many of my symptoms. >> alexis credits her family with helping her become comfortable with herself. she said that enabled her to get out and try new things. >> you can see how she does in the 2013 miss america competition tonight at nine right here on abc7. something else you can expect. tomorrow some bart riders will be a bit underdressed as in they will not be wearing any pants. organizers improv everywhere have declared tomorrow to be the day for the twelfth annual no pants subway ride. the no pants party starts boarding around noon with a group photo planned
ABC
Jan 11, 2013 7:00am PST
contestant making history. miss montana, alexis wineman, is going to be the first contestant with autism. >> reporter: she is an incredible woman. she is the first contestant with autism. and the youngest contestant. and she's not letting any of it keep her from her dream. in a competition filled with smiles, struts and sass, the reigning miss montana looks like she fits right in. >> holy crap. i'm going to be on miss america. >> reporter: but fitting in has never been easy for 18-year-old alexis wineman. >> growing up, i was alone a lot. i barely hung out with anyone. and that's because i was afraid of being laughed at. >> reporter: she is the first miss america contestant to be diagnosed with autism, which was discovered when she was just 11 years old. >> i would stay in my room for hours, not wanting to talk to anyone. >> reporter: even though she was considered highly functioning, she said she was ridiculed because of her speech impediment and intense shyness. >> the girl you're seeing right now, is not the same girl you would have seen ten years ago. i've overcome so many of my symp
ABC
Jan 13, 2013 6:00am PST
closer to becoming miss america. thank you so much. >> alexis may have won the popular vote, but the overall winner, mallory hagan, receives a $50,000 college scholarship. miss south carolina, by the way, was the first runner-up. >>> tomorrow on abc7 good morning america, robin roberts has a big announcement sure to make you smile. good morning america against -- begins tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. here on abc7. >>> new this morning, the tracy fire department will soon be giving away new child safety seats to families in need. our media partner, the san jose mercury news, reports a grant from the state office of traffic safety will cover the cost of 275 children's car seats. that's more than $26,000 worth. the fire chief reported recently to the tracy city council that his department is seeing a lot of improperly installed car seats, recalled seats or just plain broken car seats. a public checkup event is being held next saturday from one to three at the parker avenue entrance of el pescadero park. they will have installers to help you out. >> coming up, a new space mission is unde
ABC
Jan 24, 2013 7:00am PST
. but when the sunshine comes out in florida, we're in pretty good shape. i'm with alexis and gina and this is diego. we're at discovery cove, where the whole idea is, if you visit this area, you get a chance to get this close with diego and have some interaction. they'll take care of letting you know what is safe and what you can do and what you can't do. if you come down. so, let's talk a little about the weather. we'll show you exactly what's going on. we need to talk about the snow and ice situation that moves through the country. thank you, diego. by the way, there is going to be some areas that gets some freezing rain out of this. georgia, tennessee and north carolina. stay up with your abc stations. and this front moves south, look at the difference. look at the difference between orlando, where we are, and in georgia. and look at the numbers in south florida. being south of that front is a really good deal. that arctic air staying in place for a good part of the country today. >> we're just hanging out with diego. but diego's sounds are much better than my dolphin sounds. l
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)